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I love seeing interviews with Monty Oum.  He gives great advice and tips, and he gives lots of little tidbits about RWBY!  Seriously, though, he is probably at the top of my list of people I admire and respect.  He is so open and relaxed with the fans.  I think this is one of his best interviews, but there was another one where he gave really good advice as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7nsAN_4-EE

Everyone who knows Monty has seen Haloid and Dead Fantasy—but here is an oldie that obviously had big influences on RWBY.  Ran into it on accident ,but it was pretty cool.  Obviously old stuff :D

Icarus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucEAeU6D9Xo

I am currently working on some RWBY Fanart.  Been wanting to do this for a while and am using it to test my level before I start working on the girls and their image.  Look forward to it! :D  And just a few more days to RWBY Volume 2!!!

So much RWBY awesomeness has happened this week—I can not even keep up!  First up, RTX.  I am so jealous of the people who could go!  Not only did they see the trailer, and get the announcements for the RWBY GAME (you heard right!), but they also got to see the first episode!  Damn them!!! :DSo if you haven’t yet, here is the trailer—-at least we can see that now.http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?sid=rwby&v=moreThere is just so much there—-and there were some hints given in interviews at RTX as well.  For example, a spoiler was given about a Food fight and how Monty went into all the epicness of a regular battle possible.  Then I remembered that in the opening, Ruby is holding an unconscious Weiss.  Hmm….epic food fight…unconscious Weiss…hmm…I wonder….. XD  Also that scene with JNPR standing on a tower of tables overlooking the cafeteria—probably they start the food fight lol.  And yes, I immediately saw the similarities to that and this epic fanarthttp://essynthesis.deviantart.com/art/RWBY-Team-RWBY-and-JNPR-Poster-413624493There is another bit of Yang wearing a new outfit!  And then guns being pulled on her lol.  I suspect she went undercover and designed her own undercover outfit.  It is kind of similar to the White fang in color and design.  But it is a cool new outfit as well :DAt the beginning of the trailer, Blake is talking about the enemies that is building up and suddenly I think the opening song is mostly her perspective talking to the other teammates and them coming together and agreeing with her (leading to an attempt to infiltrate the White Fang perhaps?? :DAnd of course all the other awesome stuff—more proof of Penny being a robot (what living person would push someone out of the way and hold up their hands to stop an oncoming truck?In the meantime, I am enjoying a wonderful gift I got from a dear friend who is spoiling the hell out of me!  Weiss!!!!!  And a T-Shirt—-my first ever fan-T shirt.  I usually hate T-Shirts, but I have been wanting more RWBY merchandise!  So much awesomeness!  I really need to get on selling my art so that I can get more of this stuff on my own….just so much to learn, though!  Anyway, that was just a quick update.  Time to go back to my hole until the next thing or whatever :D
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So much RWBY awesomeness has happened this week—I can not even keep up!  First up, RTX.  I am so jealous of the people who could go!  Not only did they see the trailer, and get the announcements for the RWBY GAME (you heard right!), but they also got to see the first episode!  Damn them!!! :DSo if you haven’t yet, here is the trailer—-at least we can see that now.http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?sid=rwby&v=moreThere is just so much there—-and there were some hints given in interviews at RTX as well.  For example, a spoiler was given about a Food fight and how Monty went into all the epicness of a regular battle possible.  Then I remembered that in the opening, Ruby is holding an unconscious Weiss.  Hmm….epic food fight…unconscious Weiss…hmm…I wonder….. XD  Also that scene with JNPR standing on a tower of tables overlooking the cafeteria—probably they start the food fight lol.  And yes, I immediately saw the similarities to that and this epic fanarthttp://essynthesis.deviantart.com/art/RWBY-Team-RWBY-and-JNPR-Poster-413624493There is another bit of Yang wearing a new outfit!  And then guns being pulled on her lol.  I suspect she went undercover and designed her own undercover outfit.  It is kind of similar to the White fang in color and design.  But it is a cool new outfit as well :DAt the beginning of the trailer, Blake is talking about the enemies that is building up and suddenly I think the opening song is mostly her perspective talking to the other teammates and them coming together and agreeing with her (leading to an attempt to infiltrate the White Fang perhaps?? :DAnd of course all the other awesome stuff—more proof of Penny being a robot (what living person would push someone out of the way and hold up their hands to stop an oncoming truck?In the meantime, I am enjoying a wonderful gift I got from a dear friend who is spoiling the hell out of me!  Weiss!!!!!  And a T-Shirt—-my first ever fan-T shirt.  I usually hate T-Shirts, but I have been wanting more RWBY merchandise!  So much awesomeness!  I really need to get on selling my art so that I can get more of this stuff on my own….just so much to learn, though!  Anyway, that was just a quick update.  Time to go back to my hole until the next thing or whatever :D
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So much RWBY awesomeness has happened this week—I can not even keep up!  First up, RTX.  I am so jealous of the people who could go!  Not only did they see the trailer, and get the announcements for the RWBY GAME (you heard right!), but they also got to see the first episode!  Damn them!!! :D

So if you haven’t yet, here is the trailer—-at least we can see that now.
http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?sid=rwby&v=more

There is just so much there—-and there were some hints given in interviews at RTX as well.  For example, a spoiler was given about a Food fight and how Monty went into all the epicness of a regular battle possible.  Then I remembered that in the opening, Ruby is holding an unconscious Weiss.  Hmm….epic food fight…unconscious Weiss…hmm…I wonder….. XD  Also that scene with JNPR standing on a tower of tables overlooking the cafeteria—probably they start the food fight lol.  And yes, I immediately saw the similarities to that and this epic fanart
http://essynthesis.deviantart.com/art/RWBY-Team-RWBY-and-JNPR-Poster-413624493

There is another bit of Yang wearing a new outfit!  And then guns being pulled on her lol.  I suspect she went undercover and designed her own undercover outfit.  It is kind of similar to the White fang in color and design.  But it is a cool new outfit as well :D

At the beginning of the trailer, Blake is talking about the enemies that is building up and suddenly I think the opening song is mostly her perspective talking to the other teammates and them coming together and agreeing with her (leading to an attempt to infiltrate the White Fang perhaps?? :D

And of course all the other awesome stuff—more proof of Penny being a robot (what living person would push someone out of the way and hold up their hands to stop an oncoming truck?

In the meantime, I am enjoying a wonderful gift I got from a dear friend who is spoiling the hell out of me!  Weiss!!!!!  And a T-Shirt—-my first ever fan-T shirt.  I usually hate T-Shirts, but I have been wanting more RWBY merchandise!  So much awesomeness!  I really need to get on selling my art so that I can get more of this stuff on my own….just so much to learn, though!  Anyway, that was just a quick update.  Time to go back to my hole until the next thing or whatever :D

Isn’t it beautiful!

And aren’t the green haired-chick and this guys goons of Cinder!?!?!?!?  Could Cinder be younger than we thought?  Or is she the head of her own school—-a Rival school to Beacon!

I love the expressions in this one, that smug frown, the roll of the eyes.  And Ruby was adorable.  Pyrrha is just an awesome fighter—we kind of had hints, but this really shows her stuff.  So this is why she was such a champ that even Weiss bragged about her….

So, who is hungry for RWBY themes?  Well, they are sadly sadly lacking for Facebook, tumblr, Google+ and so on…but I managed to find a couple.

I use Firefox, so these are for that browser.

First up—-tumblr icons!  

https://userstyles.org/styles/95113/team-rwby-icons-home-ask-settings-log-out

https://userstyles.org/styles/95114/team-rwby-tumblr-logo

When I downloaded it, Yang’s symbol was very wrong so I just fixed it myself.  You can use this image—works well enough, I think.

http://i.imgur.com/kReoDl1.png

Now it is time to make Facebook awesome:

https://userstyles.org/styles/100063/rwby-facebook

And let us not forget Google +
https://userstyles.org/styles/99948/rwby-plus


Lastly, if you are using firefox—-perhaps you would like it to look just a touch more nifty.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=rwby&cat=themes

Now everything is the Bee’s Knees! :D  But I hope our html/css savvy friends can catch up on making more themes available.  This will do for now! :D

(oh..you know..I am not one for T-Shirts, but I really want the RWBY ones!!!)

So, I thought I would throw in another observation I had a while ago.  I recently started watching Game of Thrones…and was watching the very first episode as they were walking into the north…

And my first thought was—-Geez, this reminds me of the RWBY Red trailer!


Well, it honestly wouldn’t surprise me as I know that RT has a GoT night, and there is no shame in receiving inspiration from other shows.  I mean, GoT aired in 2011 and RWBY aired in 2013.  the scene fit and was totally awesome.  but anyway, I took a screen shot of the two as close as I could get them and…well, looks inspired to me. :)

Of course, there are probably thousands of winter forest scenes like that that I haven’t seen yet.  This just caught my attention. ^_^

You know how you just keep listening to the same song over and over, and it draws you to watch it’s video over and over…and you start seeing more stuff???  Yeah, that is me :)

Now, this could be a coincidence…but I don’t believe in coincidences.  It is just…too well planned.  And it has to do with team JNPR.  See, in Volume 1, we see Pyrrha place a consoling hand on Jaune’s shoulder when he was looking sadly at the statues before Beacon.  Within that first Volume, we got quite an interesting story arc with Jaune.

Well, now, in Volume 2’s intro—-after We see Pyrrha appear, she is also looking kind of sad—-and Jaune puts a consoling hand on her shoulder as well.    Interestingly enough, everyone is looking the opposite way from the first and their expressions are far different—-most notably, Ren and Nora are not smiling.  Not only that, but we get a scene of half-drawn Pyrrha (very cool) fighting CRDL all by her self.  I think this is a big hint about some things we can expect in the next volume—-basically, some major character development for Pyrrha.  Now, if in this volume we get to see this special tournament, we might see Pyrrha fighting against someone from CRDL—-probably Cardin?  Or all of them, actually.  She is a reigning champion in her country, so she could be at the top of the tournaments.  In any case, it is really interesting that Pyrrha is the only one in that half-drawn state.  Cinder shows a little tiny bit, but not like Pyrrha does.  That is very VERY intriguing. 

Not only that, but if you are really quick with the pause—-you can see other teams in the intro.  CRDL, Sun’s team, Velvet’s team, The Beacon team, and all the enemies… I don’t know if the placement of the teachers and Ozpin is just to coincide with the school or if they were actually a team at one point.  I talked about in my previous post how I am guessing that Torchwick is actually part of Cinder’s team due to him being with her and the other two when they fight RWBY.  And you can’t say “well, he is just a major bad guy for them” because Junior isn’t there fighting them.  Okay, so maybe it could be a numbers thing—but I doubt it.  I think that in this world, Teams can be reformed after being fractured…and that could very well be what Cinder and Ozpin did if they were once an original team.  Who knows? :)

It is really cool to see Sun’s team.  Can’t wait to meet them! ;)

And now…Penny.  Her’s is the most interesting motif because, like the bad guys, there are multiple people in her scene rather than just her “team.” Not only that, but it is very techy and grayed/dulled out.  She really stands out like a beautiful flower in a rock in this picture.  And she looks so timid and scared!  All those people with guns.  Just looking at this picture, I do not see how anyone can doubt her Cyborg origins.

Anyways, these flashed by super quick and I haven’t seen any of them flying around on DA or anywhere yet so I thought I would put them up for fans to fawn and theorize over :)  Enjoy!  And yes, they are in the order of how they appear in the opening (I hope!)

Long time no see people! :D  Been waiting for something to talk about, and finally—-Monty gave it to us.  A beautiful, amazing, chilling intro for volume 2!  check it out! :)

http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?sid=rwby&v=comments


Seriously, this song is amazing and there is a strong hint of what to expect this volume.  The first thing that caught my attention was Ruby falling from the moon.  Great angle and it reminded me of the fan art I did.  We all already know she is connected to the moon in some way anyway… ;)  Oh, I am referring to this fanart :)

http://anjyil.deviantart.com/art/Thus-Kindly-I-Scatter-421873615



Another interesting thing is who is set up against who for fighting.  I could watch that a million times and come up with a million theories on that.  

I love how we see Ruby’s eyes opening up, then we see that her eyes are still closed while she is standing there.  Were they really Ruby’s eyes?  Or of the Mysterious Summer Rose (IE her mother).  Are we going to find that Ruby might have a kind of sixth sense thing going on?  What secret powers does she carry??

JNPR against CRDL.  Now we know that there is a rivalry between them, but now I am really starting to fall in line with that theory that CRDL will end up on the “bad guy side” officially, maybe even they are spies of one kind or another and arranged to assure that they are on the same team.  No wait, I only Pyrrha is fighting against ALL of CRDL…wait..why?  She is just that kick-ass maybe?

It is interesting the pairings from Cinder’s team.  It seems like Torchwick IS the fourth member of her team.  It is really not surprising to see Torchwick against Blake and Cinder against Ruby.  They have an established connection now, all of them.  So what is the connection with Emerald nad Weiss and the other guy and Yang?  Random?  Or are we going to get more details on their past…? :)

Then there is how Pyrrha is kind of sketched in there, as if she is just coming into existence.  That was a really interesting, artistic choice.  I wonder if that is also a hint about Pyrrha, but what kind of hint could it be?  Honestly, I don’t think Monty does anything randomly.  There is always some kind of small thought behind it.  Is it in reference to the Production Diaries, perhaps, a little show of the development process rolled into one quick scene of her appearance?  Or is it More of a hint about Pyrrha and her roll in both her team and the show—-them coming from supporting characters to secondary main characters?  So many possibilities!

And the wonderful, evil hint of Velvet’s team!  Did you see that super quick cut of them walking?  Anyone fast enough to catch that screen shot?  Because it was really short!  But they look awesome! :D  And of course, we know they are in order of their team name…so what could it be….I still wonder…did Monty and them use V for velvet, or was it easier to use her last name to form the word?  I still feel like it is something woodland-ish, something about how the characters look, their clothing color, and the fact that Velvet is a rabbit faunus.  And I can totally see little Velvet in a romance with Big Green there….hm…notice how he is the only one in Green.  Interesting…..  But the chick on the far left looks awesome.  She still reminds me of that girl from Chrono Trigger. :)  They are awesome :D


Then there are the lyrics themselves for Time to Say Goodbye (no copy-right issues there?)

There’s a point where it tips
There’s a point where it breaks
There’s a point where it bends
and a point we just can’t take
anymore

There’s a line that we’ll cross
and there’s no return
There’s a time and a place
no bridges left to burn
anymore

We can’t just wait with lives at stake
until they think we’re ready
Our enemies are gathering
the storm is growing deadly

Now its time to say goodbye
to the things we loved
and the innocence of youth
How the time seemed to fly
from our carefree lives
and the solitude and peace we always knew

There’s a day when we’ll fight
and we’re not gonna fall
There’s a day when we’ll stand
and a day when we won’t crawl
anymore

There’s a moment in time
and there’s no going back
when we’re pushed too hard
and we won’t hold our attack
anymore

we can’t just cling to childish things
as evil just grows closer
humanity’s in jeopardy
this fight is far from over

now its time to say goodbye
to the things we loved
and the innocence of youth
with a doubt in our minds
why we chose this life
and at times we can’t help wondering…

were we born to fight and die?
sacrificed for one huge lie?
are we heroes keeping peace?
or are we weapons
pointed at the enemy
so someone else can claim a victory?

now its time to say goodbye
to the things we loved
and the innocence of youth
how the time seemed to fly
from our carefree lives
and the solitude and peace we always knew


These lyrics take every song and thing that has happened thus far and wrapped it up all together.  It seems to be piggy-backing on “I may fall”, but there is a sense that things are really going to heat up soon.  Obviously, the girls are going to start to question their rolls and what it truly means to be a huntress/hunter.  God I love this song.  This might be my new  favorite. ;)  Anyway, this also gives us some insight to the “good guys”.  They have a very strong sense of responsibility—-they are strong, they know that, and must protect the weak—and this song paints a picture of those who take that responsibility very seriously.  But they also have minds of their own—-they won’t be pawns to be moved about on the board.  It seems that in this volume, they will become a bit more aware of what is going on and start to pull away to the person holding the strings.  Ozpin may find himself with his hands full. :)

Damn, Volume 2 can not get here fast enough!

Not only that, but WEISS is now available as a figurine!  I want!!

http://store.roosterteeth.com/products/rwby-weiss-figure


So much awesomeness!!  Honestly, I could go on and on for ever moment of the opening…and it was only a minute long! hahah

Well, first off—-my polls are still open! :Dhttps://roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=3163898https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/?fb_source=bookmark_apps&ref=bookmarks&count=0&fb_bmpos=3_0So hurry and vote if you haven’t already!  I have a little more time to spare! :DNext—as you can see by the beautiful image above, I have been blessed by a great friend!  I still can’t get over it.  I actually have the action figure.  She is still in the box, where she is safe and sound—-but I may open her up one of these days.  I just love it so much!I have also been watching the production diaries.  They hold a lot of secrets that I wish to understand. I saw hints about how weapons might be designed in the show, and the evolution of characters.  I admit, I am glad they changed the color scheme for the outfit.  I think it looks much better this way.  Initially I didn’t like the winner.  The colors are not something that works well with my eyes.  I should learn to overcome those kinds of prejudices.  Seeing the adjustments and understanding what they were going for with Velvet helped me see that this really was the best choice.  Still, if he had wanted a DnD look—-he should have said so in the contest!  Modern and DnD are very different styles! lol.  Nah, it’s all cool.I am currently doing massive research into my drawing project for RWBY.  It is holding me until they start the next Diary. :)  Everyone enjoy and take care! And VOTE!!
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Well, first off—-my polls are still open! :D
https://roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=3163898

https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/?fb_source=bookmark_apps&ref=bookmarks&count=0&fb_bmpos=3_0


So hurry and vote if you haven’t already!  I have a little more time to spare! :D

Next—as you can see by the beautiful image above, I have been blessed by a great friend!  I still can’t get over it.  I actually have the action figure.  She is still in the box, where she is safe and sound—-but I may open her up one of these days.  I just love it so much!

I have also been watching the production diaries.  They hold a lot of secrets that I wish to understand. I saw hints about how weapons might be designed in the show, and the evolution of characters.  I admit, I am glad they changed the color scheme for the outfit.  I think it looks much better this way.  Initially I didn’t like the winner.  The colors are not something that works well with my eyes.  I should learn to overcome those kinds of prejudices.  Seeing the adjustments and understanding what they were going for with Velvet helped me see that this really was the best choice.  Still, if he had wanted a DnD look—-he should have said so in the contest!  Modern and DnD are very different styles! lol.  Nah, it’s all cool.

I am currently doing massive research into my drawing project for RWBY.  It is holding me until they start the next Diary. :)  Everyone enjoy and take care! And VOTE!!

I have been thinking a lot about Red Like Roses Part II….  It is a wonderful song, so full of power and information, and really has a lot of hints about Ruby herself, I think.  Now, why some people feel that this song might be future-related, I don’t think it is.  First of all, all the lyrics are past or present tense.  The way the words roll from the song indicates something that has happened.  I think if a song is future-tense, it would have less definite wording.  “I May Fall” is a good example of a song that may be hinting at a future event to come.  Most of the words are present-tense or future-tense, indicating something about to come.

The thing is, while this show has a lot of dips and twists, lots of secret stuff—-they are not super-hard.  Looking back at everything thus far, the hints had been pretty simple and blatant.  The only thing to make the hints more difficult is our own over-thinking (guilty as charged!! ^_^)  So let’s take a look at the lyrics really quick.

I couldn’t take it, couldn’t stand another minute;
Couldn’t bear another day without you in it.
All of the joy that I had known for all my life
Was stripped away from me the minute that you died.

To have you in my life was all I ever wanted,
But now without you I’m a soul forever haunted.
Can’t help but feel that I had taken you for granted;
No way in Hell that I can ever comprehend this.

I wasn’t dreaming when they told me you were gone,
I was wide awake and feeling that they had to be wrong.
How could you leave me when you swore that you would stay?
Now I’m trapped inside a nightmare every single f’ing day.

It’s like a movie, but there’s not a happy ending;
Every scene fades black, and there’s no pretending.
This little fairy tale doesn’t seem to end well,
There’s no knight in shining armor who will wake me from the spell.

I know you didn’t plan this;
You tried to do what’s right.
But in the middle of this madness,
I’m the one you left to win this fight.

Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you.

I know you’re broken down by anger and by sadness;
You feel I left you in a world that’s full of madness.
Wish I could talk to you, if only for a minute;
Make you understand the reasons why I did it.

I wanna tell you that you’re all that ever mattered;
Want you to know that, for eternity, I’m shattered.
I tried so hard just to protect you, but I failed to,
And in a prison of abandonment I’ve jailed you.

I never planned that I would leave you there alone,
I was sure that I would see you when I made it back home.
And all the times I swore that it would be okay;
Now I’m nothing but a liar, and you’re thrown into the fray.

This bedtime story ends with misery ever after,
The pages are torn, and there’s no final chapter.
I didn’t have a choice, I did what I had to do;
I made a sacrifice, but forced a bigger sacrifice on you.

I know you’ve lived a nightmare;
I caused you so much pain.
But, baby, please don’t do what I did;
I don’t want you to waste your life in vain.

Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you.

You’re not the only one who needed me; I thought you understood.
You were the one I needed, and you left me as I always feared you would.
Would I change it if I could?
It doesn’t matter how,
The petals scatter now.
Every nightmare just discloses
It’s your blood that’s red like roses,
And no matter what I do,
Nothing ever takes the place of you.

Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you.


There are several things I like about this song.  One of the greatest is in the lyrics “f’ing” day.  I love this line simply because it illustrates the kind of character who is singing.  She is a child, she is young—and though she is angry, she is not a swearer.  It fits Ruby like a glove. :)

The lyrics are actually pretty straightforward.  You have a  girl who is talking about her anger and frustration at having lost someone she held very dearly, and you have the lost one responding, trying to reach out to her and comfort her but unable to.  In this song, we have a whole relationship laid out before us in detail.  The dependence and fear, the feelings of betrayal.  This song is extremely well written.

And even more importantly, I think it gives us a hint about Ruby’s scatter ability and the rose-petals.


Red like roses
Fills my head with dreams and finds me
Always closer
To the emptiness and sadness
That has come to take the place of you.
(…)
It doesn’t matter how,
The petals scatter now.
Every nightmare just discloses
It’s your blood that’s red like roses,
And no matter what I do,
Nothing ever takes the place of you.


Thinking about these particular lyrics started a theory in my head, as well as Monty’s prompting on his twitter (he said “Hmmm wonder where the rose petals come from… ?”)

Good question.  Those rose-petals only appear when she is in Scatter-mode, on the cliff when she is standing there, or when she kills something.  It looks as though the petals come off her cloak in the trailer and in the Emerald Forest Arc.  

But then…when you watch her kill people in the first episode (and animals in the trailer) each time she kills them, they burst out in petals.  She kills them with her scythe—bullets or blade—and we know Crescent Rose is dust-infused.

Well, that leads me to an inference.  The petals are the Dust.  It is how she focuses and uses it.  Just like Weiss uses Glyphs.  Which means, her cloak is infused with dust.  We have already had hints that clothing can also be used to carry and process dust—and not just in my little discussion about Shoes.  Cinder’s fall dress is obviously a dust conduit.  So this makes perfect sense!  I am willing to bet that Ruby can only use her Scatter ability with her cloak.  She hasn’t yet been in a situation where she wasn’t wearing it in a fight, but it explains why it is part of her battle gear despite it’s obvious disadvantages (*cough cough* giant feathers *cough cough*)

Now time to look at something else.  So…why does Summer Rose have the same kind of cloak but white?  This just caught my attention.  The world is all about unique designs for the characters.  Obviously people are only going to have similarities when there is some kind of connection or hint, or at least that is what we have seen a bit so far.  Now the simple thing is that Ruby is copying Summer Rose, or that it is a family tradition thing.

But….I think it is a bit more…devious than that.  Red like roses fills my dreams.  It’s your blood that’s red like roses…

This is what I think.  After Ruby learned of Summer Rose’s death, she started having nightmares about how Summer Rose died.  And I think those nightmares are coming from the cloak.  After Summer Rose died, the team found her cloak and returned it to the Rose family.  Ruby inherited the cloak, and maybe clung to it because it was the last remnant of her beloved Summer Rose (whom I really believe is her Mother).  The Dust within the cloak began to react to Ruby, her nightmares, her pain and frustration.  It absorbed the blood red color from the dreams that haunted her, taking on her color.  I kind of think that Summer Rose is trying to communicate to Ruby about what happened and why through the dust-infused cloak, hence the dreams of blood and death.  However, Ruby is young so the communication is very limited.  I think as Ruby grows in strength and experience, she might start having dreams where Summer Rose tries to talk to her, to warn her and guide her.  And it is all connected through the cloak and the dust therein.  Ruby basically inherited the Scatter ability from Summer Rose.

There is a chance that it isn’t quite so dark.  The cloak could just be reacting to her “coloring” but…why is Summer Rose white?  I think that is kind of important.  Summer Rose doesn’t make me think of the color white…and despite the fact that she is a ghost, I don’t think that is the reason for it being white.

Damnit.  Volume 2 can not get here soon enough!  I love this theory, though.  It is also made stronger from the trailer’s first lyrics.

Red like roses fills my dreams and brings me to the place you rest.

Red Like Roses Part II is just a continuation, giving more details.  I think from this alone, it makes me think that the cloak and it’s history are connection to Ruby’s dreams of Summer Rose’s death.  It is a tenacious connection, though.  Maybe sometimes Summer Rose calls Ruby to the grave and tries to tell her, but is left mute due to various barriers.  The idea just keeps growing and getting more detailed, but I am about to talk in circles… :P

So to close, my theory is that the Cloak was originally Summer Rose’s.  When she died, it was collected from her body and given to Ruby as part of her inheritance.  For whatever reason, the cloak became red.  It allows Ruby to do her Scatter ability (also inherited from Summer Rose) and acts as a tentative bond to the Ghost of Summer Rose, allowing very minimal communication via dreams and sometimes calling Ruby to the place of the Grave.  Summer Rose is trying to communicate to Ruby about her future and destiny, the danger she is in.  She is trying to show Ruby how she died so that Ruby can prepare for it and prevent the same future for herself.  However, Ruby’s experience and skill with Dust is very minimal.  Until she learns more about herself (develops and “levels up” if you will), she will be unable to unravel the mystery.

Response to an interesting Reblog Note

If there ever comes a day when I can’t review all the notes (yeah, I will *never* be that popular.  Thank god! :D ) then I won’t bother, but I saw a reblog with an interesting note.  They said:


I would agree.

However, before the show premiered, Monty actually brought up an interesting take on the heels.

The can use it to focus and project aura.

You’ve seen their gravity defying jumps? Aura.

Yang has low heels, which makes sense for her style. She does not depend on her soul-power as, say, Weiss does.  She’s a tank. She’d be happier breaking through a wall than doing acrobatics.

I agree that heels are HORRIBLE when doing practically anything. X(

But apparently, in their world, they’re created with another use in mind. So I suspect that the interior workings of the footwear differs slightly from what we know.



Interesting note on Monty’ take—-however, their world can not change how the heels physically affect their feet.  I mean, looking at how high some of those arcs are. XD  They could just as easily do the same thing in flats or lower heels…I think Monty might just be trying too hard to justify the unjustifiable.  He may later say “oh yeah, there is a special healing aura that automatically rights all the wrongs those heels do” and then I would lose justa touch of respect for him. Probably not much, though.  I mean, he is awesome and all.

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